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Time Periods => 1600-1800 => Topic started by: Karl Helweg on July 28, 2016, 09:27:40 PM

Title: Getting started reenacting classes:
Post by: Karl Helweg on July 28, 2016, 09:27:40 PM
Jas. Townsend has an excellent cooking series on YouTube and is now offering online classes to help folks get started reenacting:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmiv0kFUMG4
Title: Re: the CouchSurfing Reenactor
Post by: Karl Helweg on August 07, 2016, 05:01:41 PM
For those of you not already familiar with CouchSurfing.com it is basically a community across the world to help folks afford to travel more and get a resident's eye view of the areas they are visiting.  We have had good experiences so far.  There are sub-groups within CouchSurfing.com including https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/living-history-reenactment worth checking out. 
Title: Re: Getting started reenacting classes:
Post by: Karl Helweg on April 07, 2020, 03:37:00 PM
Since we have some free weekends with no events this seems like a good time to learn some new reenacting skills.  One of my weaknesses has been flint&steel fire starting so:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRR8fQbVYTo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=5f9CjH7plps&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Getting started reenacting classes:
Post by: Karl Helweg on April 09, 2020, 02:51:51 PM
One way of starting a fire with a flintlock:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3u8Ht4w_d4
Personally I cheat and put a little priming powder in which will start fine tinder directly without charclothe. 

https://www.townsends.us/products/tobacco-with-burning-lens-bb229-p-367  Burning Lens
Title: Re: Getting started reenacting classes: MAKING A TRICORNE
Post by: Karl Helweg on May 28, 2020, 01:16:51 PM
Apparently the "cocked hat" or what we now call a tricorne was first noted in the Spanish/Dutch wars about 1667.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricorne 

This is one simple method for making your own tricorne hat:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiUDdtSxio4

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/w7sAAOSwZVlXsxsi/s-l300.jpg)
This booklet has more information and a slightly different lacing pattern.

Of course you will want to then make a cockade:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp2N_Qv6RBg

A helpful, rambling video about cocked hats:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeqn0ElSG0Q

Title: Re: Getting started reenacting classes: frizzen treating
Post by: Karl Helweg on June 15, 2020, 03:36:26 PM
Since I have at least one fire-lock that needs the frizzen face treated this seems like a good subject.  (BTW it is an Indian made blunderbuss that does not spark well - again.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYtcxpdOi7M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKKhIOx707M

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/FlintlockMechanism.jpg)